under weigh vs under way : Common Errors in English

About under weigh vs under way

The original expression for getting a boat moving has nothing to do with weighing anchor and is “getting under way,” but so many sophisticated writers get this wrong that you’re not likely to get into trouble if you imitate them. When “underway” is used elsewhere as an adjective or adverb, by far the most common spelling is as a single word, as in “our plans are underway”; though some authorities argue that the adverbial form should be spelled as two words: “under way.”

under way Meaning(s)

  • (r) in motion; set in motion

under way in News

  1. 7-on-7 under way for SE Texas schools

    7-on-7 under way for SE Texas schools Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2013 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:30 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Lumberton head coach Larry Haynes has made sure that his team is active with 7-on-7 games and tournament, saying that the Raiders have already played nine games ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  2. SOCCER: Registration under way for YMCA Youth Soccer League

    JUNE 12 SOCCER Registration is currently under way for the Little Falls Family YMCA Little Falls Area Youth Soccer League. Participation is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade as of Sept. 1, 2013.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Evening Times

  3. Pomona toddler falls off 2nd-floor balcony; investigation under way

    An investigation is under way after a 2-year-old girl fell from a second-floor balcony at a Pomona apartment complex.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles

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